Mourinho delighted with win

Jose Mourinho praised his Real Madrid side following their 4-1 win at Alcoyano and claimed "it was impossible to do any better".

Last Updated: 01/11/12 at 09:18 Post Comment

Jose Mourinho: Happy with win Cup win

Jose Mourinho: Happy with win Cup win

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Mourinho rested a host of first-team regulars, including Cristiano Ronaldo, for the first leg of the fourth-round clash with the Segunda Division B club but his side still cruised to victory with France striker Karim Benzema scoring twice.

Madrid have been victims of cup upsets in recent years, most famously their 4-0 thrashing by Alcorcon in 2009, but a repeat never looked likely at El Collao.

Mourinho told www.realmadrid.com: "I enjoyed the match more than the result, as well as the team's attitude because it was a match in which it was complicated to motivate people.

"It wasn't easy to compete against a team that plays with such tremendous enthusiasm.

"We didn't play a top quality match, but it was impossible to do any better.

"We won and practically sealed the tie. Footballers that hadn't had many minutes on the pitch have played and I liked that.

"We won, did our part, we were professional and honoured the name Real Madrid."

Although the scoreline may have been emphatic, Mourinho was impressed by Alcoyano, adding: "We're two teams from different championships. They played with a lot of enjoyment, intensity and motivation.

"They began the match better than us and I think that it's a good team.

"I don't know their competition well but they have interesting players and I'm sure their manager is good. I hope they had a good time because we didn't come to joke around and we did our job. I wish them lots of luck."

Mourinho singled out teenage winger Jose Rodriguez for particular praise following his debut goal.

"I liked how he played, we all liked how he played," said the Portuguese.

"He has potential, youth and time to progress in order to play with the first team and not pass through the first team but arrive and stay. That's important.

"He has potential and the age to build a career here. If possible, by playing more because he doesn't play a lot at the moment and it's important for him to have more minutes on the field."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

bigo
Spurs Halfway To The Perfect Summer

L

ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

suarez_blind
Jose rues pitch and weather after defeat

I

t's wrong to be making a joke out of Bender's name at the expense of gay people. It's the kind of childish, uncivilised thing that Football365 would deride and ridicule if it was another media outlet saying. Why is there a need for jokes like this? Does it make your writers feel like men? F365 might suggest that I 'lighten up', but it is genuinely traumatic for people who have been oppressed all their lives to be the butt of jokes, and to be told...

anamsport
The Beeriod Gossip

Footer 365

Di Maria joining bigger club - Thiago Silva

Thiago Silva believes Angel Di Maria is joining a club in Paris Saint-Germain that are bigger than any apart from Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Wenger: 'Nothing happening' with Benzema

Arsene Wenger has dismissed speculation linking Arsenal with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

Everton duo John Stones and Kevin Mirallas picked up knocks on Sunday

Roberto Martinez has reminded Chelsea that Everton are a "big club with nine league titles" - and do not need to sell John Stones.

Mail Box

Not Just A Friendly. This Had Meaning...

Arsenal fans are very excited about beating Chelsea (don't remind them about last year), while there is criticism for BT and a football fan tired of being screwed by TV...

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company